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The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

Updated: Mar 30, 2023

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), a UK-based organization, operates the application process for British universities. A striking feature of the UCAS hub is that you can save your progress and carry on whenever you want.


Several easy-to-use tools aid you in preparing your application.

  1. Explore Tool – As the name suggests, this tool helps you search subjects and discover courses.

  2. Notepad – A notepad maintains a log of your trail of thoughts and helps you plan your next step.

  3. Apprenticeship finder – It keeps you updated about the latest vacancies, locally and nationally.

  4. Personal statement builder –A personal statement is a chance for you to brag your skills and experience to testify your passion for your chosen field. This tool helps you structure your writing and introduce yourself to universities.

  5. Tariff calculator – This tool tallies up your UCAS points and checks if you meet the entry requirements. Please note, the UCAS Tariff calculator is an indicative guide only.

  6. Each student will have their own customisable dashboard. They can organise tools, remove the ones they don’t need, and tick off their to do list. It’s their space and can be personalised as per their needs.


1. Register with UCAS

  • Register yourself with UCAS Hub.

  • Next, select the year you want to start your studies.

  • Select your level of study (Undergraduate or Postgraduate).

  • Fill in your personal details, enter your postcode and type in the subjects you are interested in studying. After creating an account, you will be guided to your UCAS Hub dashboard, where you will locate a tile called ‘Your application’. Simply, click ‘Start’ button to begin your application.

Note: While completing your application, be sure to enter your first and middle name(s) as in the official documents, such as passport, birth certificate, or driving license. If you do not have a middle name, enter accordingly.

2. Complete the details

3. Fill in your education details

  • Enter all your qualifications from secondary education onwards – You must enter all your qualifications from secondary education onwards whether you have the result or still awaiting your exams and results. This helps universities and colleges to understand if you meet their admission criteria. If your results are not out yet, these are the exam results that UCAS is able to process and forward on to unis and colleges. If your pending qualifications are not on this list, you still need to add them to your application. Also, you will need to send the results on to your chosen universities and colleges when you get them.

  • If you studied at a university or college but dropped in between, you still need to enter the details. Mention the start and the end date, and state that you didn't receive any qualifications there.

  • If you are presently studying for an exam or awaiting results, ensure that your referee adds your anticipated result to your application – some universities and colleges might refrain from considering your application without them.

4. Fill in your employment details

  • If you have had any full-time or part-time paid jobs, you can mention up to five of them. Give the company names, addresses, job descriptions, and start/finish dates.

  • Any unpaid or volunteering work shouldn’t be included here. If you did not have any paid work experience, just leave this section blank, and mark it as complete.

5. Select your courses

In no order, you can choose up to five courses. Your universities/colleges won’t see where else you’ve applied until after you reply to any offers you get.

6. Write a personal statement

A personal statement is your chance to wow and impress the universities/colleges with your skills and talents. It is where you showcase the admissions staff why you’re suitable to study at their university or college.

7. Submit your application

On completing, you can preview your application and make changes, if any. After agreeing to a declaration, UCAS processes your information and sends it to your chosen universities/colleges.

8. Get a reference and pay the fees

A letter of recommendation from a teacher, advisor or a professional who knows you academically must be included in your application. The application fee is £22 for a single choice, or £26.50 for more than one choice. ​

Written By :

Siya Bajaj

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